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John Perryn Primary School
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John Perryn Primary School
From the London Borough of Ealing, John Perryn Primary School has been working with Enabling Enterprise since 2013 to develop a set of eight Essential Skills in their students. Over the year, students across the whole school will be developing their Essential Skills through Lesson-Time Projects as well as Challenge Days and Trips to Employers.
GE (NYSE: GE) is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors.
The day started off with the students interviewing the volunteers to find out about their different roles, responsibilities and the Essential Skills required to do their jobs. Students then went on a tour of the premises, which allowed the teams to see the great variety of jobs available in the world of technology. Taking on the role of Technology Companies, teams were challenged to apply their Problem Solving skills to design a new app that employees could use to improve their communication. Alongside choosing a catchy name for their new app, teams thought about the different functions the app would have and how each of these might help solve a work-related problem. Teams worked efficiently and were able to make key design decisions including the app’s icon and how it would appear in the app store - all within tight deadlines! The day culminated with the Technology Companies Presenting their app in front of the room as the judges were deciding which team had developed Problem Solving skills the most.
Listening skills in action as learners are given a tour of the GE offices.Testing technology, Communication skills and Problem Solving in a conference call meeting!
Teamwork and Creativity coming together as teams create an app to help the workers at GE!
These are exactly the skills we use in our everyday lives. It is absolutely incredible what you do and so valuable for children to develop from a young age.
Volunteer, GE
I'm really proud of our team and how we worked together to create our new app. Today we've discovered so much about technology.
Student, Year 4
This is an excellent project for the students to be working on. Over the afternoon you can see their confidence has grown and they are so actively involved and engaged.
Parent, John Perryn Primary